All of our cookies are anonymous and session based (unless noted) and we hold no personal information in any of our cookies.
Cookies created by Google Analytics (our website usage tracking software)
These cookies are all used together to record statistics about the usage of the website. For more detailed information please see the Google Analytics cookie information.
__utma. This Cookie is used to identify unique visitors to our sites. The results are sent to our Google Analytics account so that we may see how many unique visitors come to this site based over a period of time. This is a persistent cookie and expires in two years.
__utmb. This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the visitor session times on our sites. Each time you visit a new page on the site the cookie is set to expire within 30 minutes, if it does not find an existing cookie, a new one is created.
__utmc. This cookie is used by Google Analytics in conjunction with __utmb to determine visitor sessions. Unlike __utmb this cookie does not have an expiry date, it determines whether a new session should be created based on whether you have previously closed your browser, re-opened it and come back to the site. As a Session cookie, it runs just for that visit.
__utmz. This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the type of referral used by each visitor to arrive at our site. The cookie determines if the user has come directly to the site or via a search engine, email or email campaign. We use this data to understand how our users arrive at the website. It is a persistent cookie and expires in 6 months.
For further information – https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies#HowGAUsesCookies
There are different types of Cookie. We use the definitions of the International Chamber of Commerce.
You can prevent the setting of Cookies by going to your web browser settings (go to the Help page in the browser menu). Depending on your browser type, you may be able to choose which types of Cookies you disable.
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These Cookies are essential for you to be able to move around our website and use its features. They do not collect information that can be used to contact you outside this site, and they do not remain on your device after you have finished looking at this site (known as “session Cookies”).
2. Performance Cookies
These Cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, such as which pages are viewed, how often, and whether it is working well. This data is used only when aggregated and does not identify you as a single visitor. These Cookies may be sent to a third party, such as Google analytics so that we can see how many people (but not who they are) have used our site. These are also session Cookies.
3. Functionality Cookies
These Cookies allow our website to remember any preferences you have such as text size. They may also allow you to watch videos, blogs or access our social media pages, or to leave comments or messages for us. These Cookies may remain in place for a time after you have left our website (“Persistent” Cookies).
More information about cookies
http://www.aboutcookies.org – Useful information on how to control your cookie usage.